sea scallop


Definition of sea scallop

: a large deep-water scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) of the Atlantic coast of North America that is harvested commercially for food

Examples of sea scallop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That science included studying whales in Iceland, the formation of ice and glaciers in the fjords of Greenland, and sea scallop colonies in Novia Scotia. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 28 Jan. 2022 The ‘90s brought a sharp decline in sea scallop stocks due to overfishing, which had regulators threatening to close key fishing waters. Globe Staff,, 10 Nov. 2021 There are only a handful of sea scallop farms in the United States, and most are in Maine, run by fishing families who, like the Brewers, are looking for ways to diversify beyond lobster while still keeping their boats in the water. New York Times, 23 Aug. 2021 According to Dana Morse, a sea scallop specialist at Maine Sea Grant at the University of Maine, the United States imports about $300 million in scallops annually. New York Times, 23 Aug. 2021 The aguachile is a glistening raw sea scallop in its shell dressed with cucumber, mint, and chile — like ceviche in a party dress. Kim Westerman, Forbes, 7 July 2021 That pales in comparison to the Atlantic sea scallop fishery, the world’s largest and most valuable. Anchorage Daily News, 21 June 2021 The research and data collected and analyzed by a team of women scientists has helped maintain specific breeds, like the sea scallop, and led to better management of fishing on the East Coast., 15 June 2021 Andrew Minkiewicz, an attorney for the Fisheries Survival Fund, which advocates for the sea scallop fishing industry, said the group has concerns about the abrupt shift in attitude from the Trump administration to Mr. Biden. Matthew Daly And Patrick Whittle, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sea scallop

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea scallop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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